A €150m redevelopment of the historical former Beamish & Crawford site at Cork’s city centre has been given the green light.
The building of a museum will form part of the development at the site of the country’s oldest brewery which includes a cinema, events centre as well as retail and office space on the four acre area.
An Bord Pleanala gave the plans, proposed by Heineken and Bam Construction, the go ahead.
Construction is expected to begin this year but part of the original building, including its mock Tudor facade, will be preserved as part of the development.
Up to 300 building jobs could be created as part of the project.
The 6,000 seat events arena will front onto the River Lee while the centre could also become a tourist attraction given its history with the city which dates back to the 17th century.